5 April 2019 Go back to News
Safeguarding the water supply for 3,700 customers in Meath
Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, proposes to upgrade the treated drinking water storage capacity at the Kilmurray water treatment plant in Ballivor and at Longwood water treatment plant. The additional storage capacity will safeguard the water supply for over 3,700 customers ensuring that the increasing demand for treated drinking water can be met and that a more sustainable drinking water supply is available to these communities.
Providing 24-hour storage to ensure a more secure water supply
Currently the storage tower at Ballivor only provides three hour storage capacity, while there are currently no storage facilities at the Longwood Treatment Plant. Irish Water will be carrying out these works to provide 24-hour storage to ensure a more secure water supply for customers supplied from these facilities .
Irish Water has recently submitted a planning application to carry out these works. The proposed works will include the construction of new treated water storage tanks at Kilmurray water treatment plant in Ballivor and at the Longwood water treatment plant. Works will be planned so as to minimise any impact on customers. Irish Water expect to commence these works in the coming months subject to planning approval.
A more resilient water supply in Ballivor, Longwood and surrounding areas
Speaking about this project Alan Hackett, Capital Programme Specialist, Irish Water said, “The delivery of these upgrades will provide a more resilient water supply in Ballivor, Longwood and surrounding areas. Providing a safer, more secure supply will benefit homes and businesses in the area for years to come.”
For more information, visit our Projects and Plans page.